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1KidSisyphus
abr. 9, 2008, 3:06pm

What (and where) are the books on this remarkable group?

2TLCrawford
Editat: abr. 9, 2008, 4:10pm

One of the interviews in The "Good War" by Studs Turkel is with a member of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Reading that was the first time I ever heard the term "premature Anti-Fascist." How is possible to prematurely against fascism?

You might try to put the same question to the WWII group.

http://www.librarything.com/groups/secondworldwarhistor

3eromsted
abr. 9, 2008, 11:51pm

Well, I was stunned to find that out of all of the books in my list on the Spanish Civil War, none were specifically about the Abraham Lincoln Battalion. But, here's a Democracy Now! broadcast on the topic and another earlier one. And here is the website of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion Archives maintained by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion.

And here's a big list o' books from the LOC. I have no idea which are any good. Any clues on that score would be appreciated.
Madrid, 1937 : letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the Spanish Civil War edited by Cary Nelson & Jefferson Hendricks
Our fight : writings by veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Spain, 1936-1939 edited by Alvah Bessie Albert Prago
Remembering John W. Cookson : a Wisconsin anti-fascist in the Spanish civil war, 1937-1938 edited by Clarence Kailin
Front lines of social change : Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade by Richard Bermack
Alvah Bessie's Spanish Civil War notebooks edited by Dan Bessie
Men in battle : a story of Americans in Spain by Alvah Bessie
Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade : Americans in the Spanish Civil War by Peter N. Carroll
Between the bullet and the lie; American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War by Cecil Eby
Comrades and commissars : the Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War by Cecil D. Eby
Anti-warrior : a memoir by Milt Felsen
Prisoners of the good fight : the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Carl Geiser
Premature antifascists : North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 : an oral history by John Gerassi
Abraham Lincoln Brigade by Arthur H. Landis
Death in the olive groves : American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Arthur H. Landis
Lincoln Battalion : the story of the Americans who fought in Spain in the international brigades by Edwin Rolfe
Crusade of the Left : the Lincoln battalion in the Spanish Civil War by Robert A. Rosenstone
Spain's cause was mine : a memoir of an American medic in the Spanish Civil War by Hank Rubin
Lincoln Brigade : a picture history by William Loren Katz and Marc Crawford
Abraham Lincoln Brigade : Americans fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War by Don Lawson

4eromsted
abr. 9, 2008, 11:56pm

All those touchstones were making the message wonky, so here's the rest of the list. I actually got rather more success on the touchstones than I expected.

Fallen sparrows : the international brigades in the Spanish Civil War by Michael Jackson
History and legend : writing the International Brigades by Robert Stradling
Comrades : tales of a brigadista in the Spanish Civil War by Harry Fisher
American commander in Spain : Robert Hale Merriman and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade by Marion Merriman and Warren Lerude
Recalling the good fight : an autobiography of the Spanish Civil War by John Tisa
Mississippi to Madrid : memoir of a Black American in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade by James Yates

5ostrom
abr. 10, 2008, 9:36pm

I Wonder As I Wander by Langston Hughes, his second autobiography, includes some chapters on the Spanish Civil War and the Brigade, as well as on Moorish soldiers forced to fight for Franco's side. Hughes covered the war for the Baltimore Afro American newspaper.